Brett Favre is not finding too many friends amid a major scandal in Mississippi that involves welfare money.
Jeff Pearlman, who published a biography of Green Bay Packers icon Brett Favre, had some scathing words for the hall of fame QB as he told fans to not read the book now or ever. His comments come in the wake of text messages between Favre and disgraced Mississippi nonprofit executive Nancy New.
The text messages from 2017 imply that Favre was aware funds were being improperly routed to him as he wanted to fund a volleyball facility at his alma mater of Southern Miss, where his daughter played volleyball.
Pearlman called Favre’s actions “monstrous” and included a graphic of a Favre jersey burning in a trashcan with his string of tweets telling people to not read his biography.
“On the day of extended Favre revelations, I wanna share something: I wrote a biography of the man that was largely glowing,” Pearlman wrote on Twitter. “Football heroics, overcoming obstacles, practical joker, etc. Yes, it included his grossness, addictions, treatment of women. But it was fairly positive. And, looking at it now, if I’m being brutally honest — I’d advise people not to read it. He’s a bad guy. He doesn’t deserve the icon treatment. He doesn’t deserve acclaim. Image rehabilitation. Warm stories of grid glory. His treatment of @jennifersterger was … inexcusable.
“And now—taking money that was designated to help poor people in HIS STATE, and funneling it to build (checks notes) A [expletive] VOLLEYBALL ARENA (!?!?!?) is so grotesque, so monstrous. I don’t know how someone like that looks in the mirror. I just don’t. So, sincerely, don’t buy the book, don’t take it out from the library. Leave it. There are sooooo many better people worthy of your reading hours. Of your time. I prefer crumbs like Brett Favre shuffle off into the abyss, shamed by greed and selfishness.”